02-06-09

 This marble tombstone lies surrounded by four high rock walls within the cemetary at The Old Stone Church (see January 24.)  It seems that a woman named Eliza Huber, of a prominent Charleston family, and her lover were shot and killed by her brother.  She was only allowed to be buried within the cemetary if she were surrounded by an enclosure.  The brother at some point must have become burdened with remorse and/or guilt, because according to the engraving on the slab, he dedicated it to her memory.  As you can see in the photograph, someone had recently left gifts of coins and colored glass stones on the marker.  If you know more about this tragic story, I’d certainly be interested in hearing it.   afs

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